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Tomahawk man in jail after chase leads to five hour manhunt


A Tomahawk man is in the Lincoln County Jail after leading authorities on a chase in the Town of Bradley Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, 28-year old Joshua Boyd was driving on County Road CC at around 3:00 p.m. when he passed a vehicle driven by a DNR warden in a no passing zone.

The warden turned on his siren and emergency lights to stop Boyd's vehicle, but before he gained speed, Boyd rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 78-year-old Tomahawk woman. The woman was treated at the scene, but refused medical transport.

Following the crash, Boyd jumped from his vehicle and ran off into the woods at the intersection of Jones Rd and County Rd CC. Deputies, along with Troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol, and Tomahawk Police Officers formed a perimeter in the area.

After a lengthy search, authorities apprehended Jones at around 8:00 p.m.

Boyd is charged with reckless driving causing injury, hit and run causing injury, resisting arrest, 6th offense OWI, trespassing on railroad property, and an 8th offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

He will have a bond hearing on Wednesday in Lincoln County Court.

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